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This book, the first to examine the experience of child victims & their families who attempt to seek justice in America's courts, offers practical reforms that would bring greater sensitivity & justice to the legal process. Reviewing American legal history & the equivocal treatment of children & sex crimes, Dziech & Schudson explain how current courtroom procedures often fail to acknowledge a child's abilities & needs, & how child witnesses are often re-victimized by the legal system that is supposed to help them. They argue that there is no justification for subjecting abused children to a second round of trauma -- in court. This important book recommends sweeping changes to assure justice for children, their families, & those accused of harming them.
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The very structure of a trial is formidable to adults; to a victimized child, the procedures of our legal system can be overwhelming, even traumatizing. Dziech, an expert on sexual harassment, and Schudson, a judge pioneering new methods in child sex abuse cases, propose gentle, effective means to facilitate children's testimony. Addressing children in nontechnical language, allowing them to demonstrate what happened using dolls or puppets, and permitting them to sit on a parent's lap while testifying are some methods that show respect for their rights and those of the defendants as well. Unique among works on this topic, this offers a humane program for change and should be of interest to experts and general readers alike.
- Susan E. Parker, Harvard Law Sch. Lib.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Macdonald, 1970. Condition: Good. Little wear to boards. Content clean and bright with slight foxing to endpapers.Good DJ with a little tear to rear edges.First British edition. Seller Inventory # 9999-9992055466